A warrant was issued for Mike Epps after an Atlanta comedian accused him and his entourage of beating him Saturday night over a video that was posted to Instagram.
Reports are that Epps was connected to the Saturday night attack of a local comedian Lavar Walker.
On Tuesday, Epps sent out a series of tweets to suggest the accusations were all lies.
“I wanna apologize to all my fans, for the false that’s put on me right now!” one tweet read.
Another tweet read, “Bandits never attack an empty boat! I am blessed.”
A few hours later he sent out another tweet telling his followers that they shouldn’t believe everything they read.
A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said a warrant has not been issued for Epps’ arrest.
Over the weekend it was reported that Epps didn’t know how to take a joke after Walker posted an Instagram video making fun of the Mike Epps and Kevin Hart Twitter feud from a few weeks ago.
Epps allegedly heard about the video and confronted Walker outside of the Uptown Comedy Corner in northwest Atlanta on Saturday night.
Walker said he thought the globally recognized comedian just wanted to talk, the last thing he expected was to be attacked by the comedian’s entourage.
Walker said that as soon as he stepped outside he was punched in the face before two other men began beating him repeatedly.
“He struck me,” Walker said according to the police report. “He struck me and two other guys he had with him struck me, hospitalized me and beat me. All over a joke.”
He also claimed that the men kicked him in his stomach before snatching his cellphone and throwing it up on the venue’s roof.
Another local comedian, Bo Micadelic, says he witnessed the attack but also claimed that Epps didn’t hit Walker.
Instead, he stood back and watched as his entourage took matters into their own hands.
“He was just standing there like an overseer,” Micadelic said to 11Alive’s Blayne Alexander. “Before [Walker] could get close to Epps, a bodyguard or friend punched him. When he fell to the ground, the same dude who punched him kicked him in the head.”
Micadelic said that he also saw the men toss the cellphone, but said they tossed it on the roof of the next building over, after crushing it.
According to Micadelic, he then approached Walker and gave him his cellphone so that he could call the authorities.
“That’s when Epps came back out and he was basically taunting him,” Micadelic said. “He said, ‘Oh you’re gonna call the police now?’ Then he said, ‘You better not make any more videos about me.’ “
Walker’s attorney, Chris Stewart, said he was surprised Epps would get violent over a joke, but he still needs to be “held accountable for it.”
Stewart said his client plans to pursue criminal and civil action against Epps.
Walker was treated at Grady Memorial Hospital after the attack for heavy bruising and cuts to his head.